Last night after a long week, my wife and I decided on a date night that started with a lovely dinner out. Over desert we pondered our next move; not ready to go home just yet. The choice was between an upscale "grown folks" lounge up the street and the neighborhood Gay nightclub where … Continue reading The Art Of Drag
Are children's cartoons required to have a sexual or gender identity? If so, then there are many more questions to be answered. I would like to thank my friend and guest blogger Eve Kerrigan for having really thought about this one and putting together a really thoughtful piece that she shared with me and gave … Continue reading The Quandry of Gender Bending Cartoons: A Brave Discussion
As I leave The city and head back home I am reflecting on the time I spent living here and (with several years since lapsed) how my NYC street survival skills are woefully out of practice. When spending time hustling around Manhattan it is pretty obvious by observing nuances of behavior who is a native … Continue reading How To Spot A Non-New Yorker
New York is one of the most iconic American cities: known around the globe as a cultural nerve center. Manhattan and it's surrounding buroughs don't just house a disproportionate amount the nation's hippest, most creative, and richest citizens. It also is home to the some of the grittiest, most neurotic, and shockingly average. There is … Continue reading NYC: As Seen On TV
Many thanks to my friend Tom for forwarding this NPR article. In it we read about an Anthropologist / stand-up comedian who has been studying why we laugh and what makes a joke funny. Interesting stuff and since it is New York based also goes along with this week's theme. And for the record, I … Continue reading Was That Supposed To Be Funny?
Sitting in the airport lounge waiting to hop on the plane to NYC, where I will spend the week in my company's New York Office, visit a couple of clients and see some friends and family. I really do love New York...to visit. And I can safely say from having spent a few years … Continue reading NYC: A Great Place To Visit. But…
Last night I attended my wife's 25 year high school reunion. The turnout was poor and we left early (for another big "dress up" party that happened to be scheduled for the same night), but not yet having the chance to attend any of my high school reunions thus far, I was intensely curious to … Continue reading The Reunion Ritual
Do you have fights with your spouse or your children about them being on their smartphones too much? About their time being consumed with gaming and texting and staying connected to everybody else but you? According to https://gamingbuff.com, the statistics on time spent on video games by the current generation are through the roof, and … Continue reading The Irony of Communication Technology as The Consumate Communication Blocker. This Is An Apology.
As an Anthropologist and Sociologist who has devoted her adult life, passion and career to the study of human culture and human organization / how we function as societies, the topics of gender and family and kinship are ones that I have studied with some rigor. Likely more than most (save the professional scholars). This … Continue reading Anthropology and The Definition of Marraige
An interesting infographic from a recent NPR article. I would first like to say that the definition of "rich" here leaves me feeling guilty, to say the very least. What is it that we are doing wrong that makes life relatively more expensive for the poor than for the rich? And is there a way … Continue reading The High Cost of Being Poor